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Racism, sexism claims at South Bunbury Football Club leads to withdrawal of women’s team

An embattled Western Australian country football club has taken the “unprecedented” move of withdrawing its three-time premiership women’s team amid claims of racist and sexist…

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A smoking ceremony at a football match in Bidyadanga June 2022.
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Remote football team plays first game in two years with COVID travel restrictions lifted at last

On a red dirt field with only sparse patches of green, the Bidyadanga Emus have pulled on their footy boots at the team’s home ground…

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Racist, sexist behaviour and ‘vulgar’ stripper comment prompts half of women’s football club to quit

More than half of a women’s football team in regional Western Australia has quit over what they describe as racist and sexist behaviour within their…

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Notorious paedophile John Coogan infiltrated Footscray Football Club in the 1970s

A notorious paedophile who abused boys for decades in the Geelong region took some of his victims to the Footscray Football Club in the late…

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Regional football club breaks three-year drought with help from Dale Thomas

What you’re about to hear is not a pitch for a film, even if it reads like one. On Saturday, 1,029 days after their last…

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WA country football coach quits in protest at racist on-field slur

An Indigenous country football coach has quit in protest of a “disappointing” on-field incident in which a racial slur was directed at an Aboriginal player….

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WA country football coach quits in protest of racist on-field slur

An Indigenous country football coach has quit in protest of a “disappointing” on-field incident in which a racial slur was directed at an Aboriginal player….

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Mullewa Football Club president Mick Wall sits in a changeroom wearing the club's jumper with his arms folded and smiling.
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Mullewa Saints break drought with first football win in three years

The Mullewa Saints Football Club has won its first game in three years, beating fourth-placed Northampton by 15 points. Key points: Mullewa has not won…

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Melbourne to rebrand as Narrm Football Club for AFL Indigenous Round matches

Reigning AFL premiers Melbourne hope the historic temporary rebranding of the club to Narrm will prompt a wider discussion about Indigenous issues. Key points: The…

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Maryborough’s under 18s football side re-established for 150th year celebrations

A group of Maryborough men got together at the Bull and Mouth Hotel for a drink in 1872 and decided to have a regular kick…

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